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  • Songs With Women's Names in the Title   6 days 19 hours ago

    I tried to read the previous posts but if I repeat sorry.

    Jolene - Dolly Parton original others covered it
    Elvira - Oak Ridge Boys
    Frankie and Johnny - Elvis Presley from the soundtrack movie same name
    Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee - Stockard Channing , Grease soundtrack
    Cotton Jenny = Anne Murray
    Ruby Anne - Marty Robbins
    And Ruth - Glen Campbell
    My Lisa - Bay City Rollers
    Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
    Brandy You're a Fine Girl - Looking Glass
    Fine Time to Leave Me Lucille - Kenny Rogers
    Mandy - Barry Manilow
    Charmaine - Jim Reeves
    Laura - Tom Jones
    Amanda - Waylon Jennings
    Delta Dawn - Tanya Tucker
    Jamie - Weezer
    Proud Mary - Tina Turner
    Hello Dolly - broadway recording Carol Channing and movie soundtrack Barbara Streisand
    Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
    Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
    Guenevere - Rick Springfield

    Some songs can fill two lists, one hit wonders songs with girls names
    Oh Susanna - Sinnging Dogs 1955
    Eloise - Kay Thompson 1956
    Priscilla - Eddie Cooley 1956
    Marianne - Terry Gilkyson nd the Easy Riders 1957
    Rosie Lee - The Mello-Tones 1957
    Little Billy Pretty One - Thurston Harris 1957
    Oh Julie - two groups recorded same year The Crescendos and Sammy Salvo 1958
    Jennie Lee - Jan and Arnie 1958
    Judy - Frankie Vaughan 1958
    Susie Darlin - RObin Luke 1958
    Mona Lisa - Carl Mann 1959
    Mary Lou - Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks 1959
    Sandy - Larry Hall - 1960
    Fannie Mae - Buster Brown 1960
    Angela Jones - Johnny Ferguson 1960
    Barbara - The Temptations 1960
    Ginnie Bell - Paul Dino 1961
    Cinderella - Jack Ross 1962
    Jamie - Eddie Holland 1962
    Denise - Randy and the Rainbos 1963
    Maria Elena - Los Indios Tabajaras 1963
    Midnight Mary - Joey Powers 1964
    Michelle - David and Jonathon 1966
    Caroline No - Brian Wilson 1966
    Tracey - The Cuff Links 1969
    Venus - Shocking Blue 1970
    Jennifer Tomkins - the Street People 1970
    Joanne - Michael Nesmith and the First National Band 1970
    My Maria - B. W. Stevenson
    Judy Mae - Boomer Castleman 1975
    I'm Not Lisa - Jessi Colter 1975
    Ariel - Dean Friedman 1977
    Black Betty - Ram Jam 1977
    Sweet Lui-Louise - Ironhorse 1979
    Nicole - Point Blank 1981
    Mary's Prayer - Danny Wilson 1987
    Lily Was Here - David A. Stewart featuring Candy Dulfer 1991
    Cleopatra's Theme - Cleopatra 1998
    Chanté's Got a Man - Chante Moore 1999

  • Music Ratings & Notes   1 week 16 hours ago

    Sure, if you're interested in the genre. Not a lot else released around then sounds quite like it.

  • Best albums of 2015 (so far)   1 week 17 hours ago

    Possibly Exploitation or Gone Fishing. What can I say, I'm a sucker for minimalist electronica.

    I've only heard a bit of Overpowered, but I quite liked it. Her work bears similarities to Herbert (they collaborated on an album), so if you like her you'll probably like Herbert as well.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   1 week 17 hours ago

    Yeah, it's a really good song. BTW, have you listened to Built to Spill's live album?

  • Music Ratings & Notes   1 week 19 hours ago

    Isn't All Our Songs great? I wish the whole album was that good, but still, it's great that they can play a song like this after all these years.

    For me, archiving just takes the fun out of it.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   1 week 1 day ago

    Hmm, Graduation has the worst reputation of the bunch. I wonder what you'll think of it though.

  • Media Log 2015 (August onwards)   1 week 1 day ago

    Sweet! Glad you dig it!

  • Music Ratings & Notes   1 week 1 day ago

    Well, I find them useful; for example, this week's list brought Jenny Hval's new album, Built to Spill's All Our Songs, Drake's Energy, Kanye West's All Day, etc. to my attention.

  • Media Log 2015 (August onwards)   1 week 1 day ago

    I have checked it out actually; it is even included on my (archived) Favorite Albums list as well as my 2014 Media Log. And I totally agree with you about its quality; it is one of the best pop albums of all time.

  • Underrated Albums   1 week 1 day ago

    Thanks, pretty much everything from his 2000s/2010s lists 7.5 on up, as most of them are overlooked by practically everyone else, are at least as extraordinary as most of what Ive heard here and seem no less qualified than the likes of Mirrored, Natural Snow Buildings and the other 7.5s/8s on here.

    Yes, Live -- or any Spring Heel Jack -- would be very worthy additions!

  • Media Log 2015 (August onwards)   1 week 1 day ago

    If you haven't checked it out, I strongly recommend The Stone Roses self-titled. Its pretty much a perfect unification of pop and emotional transcendence, of melody and a sort of magical psychedelia, of 60s groups like The Beach Boys/Byrds/Beatles and several other flourishes.

  • Favorite TV Shows   1 week 1 day ago

    Thank you, that's quite a collision of influences. Makes it sound all the more intriguing of course!

  • Please Recommend Music, Films or Paintings to Me   1 week 1 day ago

    Thank you, I don't think I've heard of him. I'll see what I think.

    You're right: Scaruffi says very little about him. It could be that he just hasn't gotten around to him yet, but who knows.

  • Favorite TV Shows   1 week 1 day ago

    Yes, lots: Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Ocean's Eleven, My Dinner with Andre, etc. Lots of shows too: Law and Order, G.I.Joe, etc.
    Each of these has its own Community episode. Sometimes an episode is works based on a collage of different homages to different works.
    I can't properly describe how great it is. You have to see for yourself. If you intend to watch it, be patient with the first dozen of episodes. Around mid season 1 things start to get really psychedelic. The rest is consistently surprising and awesome.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   1 week 1 day ago

    Right now I'd say: Yeezus, 808's and Heartbreak, Dark Fantasy, College Dropout and Late Registration. I haven't heard Graduation.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   1 week 1 day ago

    Why would I want to preserve them? I'm just writing about the stuff I like each week. No need to get all weird and serious about it.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   1 week 1 day ago

    How about making a separate page for the "Favorite songs of the week" lists where each of them can be preserved?

  • Greatest Live Rock Albums   1 week 1 day ago

    I haven't actually heard that one. My knowledge of Lou Reed's solo stuff is kinda spotty, but I should correct this as soon as possible.

  • Please Recommend Music, Films or Paintings to Me   1 week 1 day ago

    I'm curious about your take on Jandek's albums (my suggesstion is Six and Six). Are you familiar with him? He's one of the few weird, one of a kind singer/songwriters Scaruffi isn't interested in, apparently. I think his music and guitar playing is haunting, in a Skip Jamesian way.

  • Underrated Albums   1 week 2 days ago

    Thanks for the kind word but this list is in serious need of revision. There are so many obvious albums I should add (Live, Creature Comforts and Untilted off the top of my head).

    Scaruffi rates most of these albums 6-7 or lower (or simply doesn't rate them). His decade lists are huge and each covers hundreds of albums from Aquarium to Metal Machine Music. I don't think they are used by anyone unless that person believes in nearly everything Scaruffi writes. Still, I understand that I could remove Half Machine Lip Moves and Days of Wine and Roses and Passion because they're well known in the hardcore Scaruffi crowd, but that's less than 10 people. These albums are still widely overlooked.

    Any suggestions for the list?

  • Music Ratings & Notes   1 week 2 days ago

    How would you rank Kanye's albums?

  • Best Films of the 1990's   1 week 2 days ago

    Thanks

  • Greatest Live Rock Albums   1 week 2 days ago

    Lou Reed's Take No Prisoners has to be in there.

  • Underrated Albums   1 week 2 days ago

    This is a great list and while I agree that these tend to go overlooked, doesn't Scaruffi highly recommend most of these? Even though his 9/10 list is very strict and these aren't on it, I can't think of a stronger proponent for several of these albums than he is... Most years, many of these are among the very best on his lists, while very few magazines/critics aside from him have paid them much attention.

  • Best albums of 2015 (so far)   1 week 2 days ago

    What are your favourite tracks on Hairless Toys? And what do you think of Róisín Murphy's other work?